Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish woman to win the U.S. Open and become the first woman since Angelique Kerber to win two majors in a season. Her win marks a huge milestone for the world No. 1, and she has become a star in the tennis world. The 21-year-old has won two French Open titles and posted a 37-match winning streak earlier this year.
Iga Swiatek Wins Her First U.S. Open
The 21-year-old Polish player Iga Swiatek has won her first U.S. Open title and third Grand Slam title of the year. Her win extends her winning streak to ten straight WTA tournament finals. The young Polish star had lost her previous two Grand Slam finals in straight sets, but she held on for the win.
Swiatek came into the tournament confident, and she was able to regain her confidence after the loss to Jule Niemeier in the first round. After that, she beat Jessica Pegula in the quarterfinals, who was playing some of her best tennis. Swiatek won the match in a tiebreak. In the semifinals, she beat Aryna Sabalenka.
She Becomes First Polish Woman to Win Major Title
Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish woman to win a major tennis title. The 22-year-old beat Ons Jabeur in the U.S. Open final. Swiatek beat the top seed by a game.
- The victory was Swiatek’s first major singles title and first Grand Slam singles title.
- Swiatek is also the first Polish woman to reach a women’s final since Serena Williams in 2014.
- She won all 10 of her matches without dropping a set and will end the year with two majors.
- In addition, she has won 57 matches this year, more than any other player on the WTA Tour.
Swiatek is a rising star in the world of women’s tennis. She became the first Polish woman to win a major singles title. Swiatek’s career high of three majors makes her the youngest player to achieve that feat. She was a top 10 seed in the world at the time of her US Open win. She is one of the most highly ranked women in the world, earning 10,365 rankings points.
Collect Two Major Titles In A Single Season
The Czech Republic’s Iga Swiatek has emerged as a dominant force in women’s tennis. After winning her first U.S. Open title on Saturday, Swiatek has now also won the French Open twice in 2020 and 2022. Her latest triumph makes her the first woman since Angelique Kerber to win two major titles in the same season.
Swiatek has won nine straight Grand Slam finals and is currently ranked No. 1 in the world. Jabeur has lost three Grand Slam finals. The first Grand Slam final she reached was at Wimbledon in July. Jabeur was the first African woman to reach a major final.
She Elongates Points on Court
Swiatek has been unbeaten since February and is looking like the heir to Ash Barty’s No. 1 ranking in the world. Her game is a mix of smarts and size, but she’s also shown that she has dimensions beyond clay. This week, she beat Tunisian Alia Jabeur in the French Open final, and will now earn $2.6 million. Swiatek is just 20 years old, but she already has the kind of game that’s going to make her a world number one.
Swiatek’s footwork is solid, and her ability to play defense is equally impressive. She is a self-described perfectionist, meaning that she feels drained when she makes a mistake. Swiatek works with a sports psychologist to help her balance her personal life with her career. She also works to set priorities and avoid putting herself under pressure. Her recent match in the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, was a case in point, as she cried during her match.
She Uses Metaphors to Break Points into Manageable Chunks
Swiatek and Abramowicz use metaphors to help the brain break down the complexities of the match. In particular, they use the metaphor of drawers to break down points into manageable chunks. They also use technology and brain training tools, such as visualization exercises. For example, Swiatek may visualize a match while wearing a cap with a ponytail in the back, or she might visualize a tennis court with a towel draped over her head.
Iga Swiatek has been playing pretty well this year. She has made the final in two major tournaments and equaled Venus Williams’ record of 35 consecutive wins. This year, she has started to adjust to the noise and distractions of the big apple. She had won four matches since her 37-match winning streak.